How much does private weight loss surgery cost?

You can access weight loss surgery at Benenden Hospital in Kent as a self-paying patient. We offer the following guide prices:

  • Gastric band: from £6,950
  • Gastric sleeve: from £10,600
  • Gastric balloon: from £4,300
  • Gastric bypass: from £12,000


If you have any questions about private weight loss surgery costs, please get in touch with our Private Patient team using our online quotation form or by calling 01580 363158.

Mr Ahmed Hamouda, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

Watch our weight loss surgery webinar

The benefits of weight loss surgery can be long lasting supporting you to make the change to a healthier future. Consultant Bariatric Surgeon Mr Ahmed Hamouda and Maria Duckworth, Surgical Care Practitioner discuss.

I have a question about private weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery

What are my options for losing weight?

If you have a BMI above 30*, and need help to lose weight, there are various options for treatment depending on how much weight you want to lose:

  • Lifestyle changes involve making changes to your diet, taking some-or more-exercise and altering other lifestyle habits, either on your own or with the aid of a self-help support group
  • Weight loss programmes set out an eating pattern and give dietetic and nutritional support, as well as an exercise programme
  • Psychological treatments can support your thoughts, feelings and actions towards yourself and your relationship with food, eating and exercise
  • There are new weight loss medications on the market which may help. These can be prescribed by your GP

*Only for adults with type 2 diabetes, otherwise the lowest BMI is 35.

When is bariatric surgery the best option?

In our experience, most people who have weight reduction surgery have already tried some, or all, of the treatments available to them.

Bariatric surgery has been shown to have some remarkable results and long-lasting beneficial effects. It also has benefits other than weight loss, such as remission from type 2 diabetes or a reduced risk of hypertension, sleep apnoea and heart disease as well as some cancers. And since your mobility improves as a result of weight loss, it'll have a positive impact on your physical and mental wellbeing.

How do I access weight loss surgery at Benenden Hospital?

You can access weight loss surgery at Benenden Hospital as a self-paying patient. Find out more about the cost of private weight loss surgery and view our list of prices.

Self-paying patients

If you’re interested in funding your own weight reduction surgery and would like to discuss your options or book a consultation, please complete our online booking form or call our Private Patient Team on 01580 363158. We’d be happy to give you an all-inclusive, no-obligation quote once we fully understand your needs.

Benenden Health members

Weight loss treatment isn’t covered under Benenden Health membership. Please call 0800 414 8100 for a self-pay quote.

Do I need a referral from my GP?

You don’t need a GP referral. As we only offer private weight loss surgery and procedures, you can book a consultation with us directly by completing our online booking form or by calling our Private Patient Team on 01580 363158.

What should I expect at my weight loss surgery consultation?

During your initial appointment at our Kent hospital, your Consultant in bariatric surgery will discuss and review how effective other weight loss methods have been for you. This will help them to understand whether weight loss surgery could be an option for you, and how they can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

They’ll follow your journey through the pre-operative process, your stay at our hospital and any follow-up appointments and consultations.

I have a question about private weight loss surgery which isn’t answered here

Contact us using our online enquiry form or call our Private Patient Team 01580 363158 to find out more about private weight loss surgery.

Weight loss surgery success stories

Phil Seymour's gastric sleeve operation
Emma Hannett's gastric sleeve surgery
Mr and Mrs Mills, weight loss surgery patients

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